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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,934 People

    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder

    after having a nervous breakdown last day senior yr high school. Missed grad&spent whole summer in my bedroom. Ashamed,confused as I was thrusted into this mental state foreign to me. Eventually I gradually fought for lack of better term to becoming somewhat dysfunctional not...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Felt so depressed in college today couldn't

    even focus during lecture. Felt as though I'm gonna die. Sigh. I need someone to talk to. I need a therapist or counsellor.
    looseflannel looseflannel 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Idk if there's even a point in life anymore

    like is there some great point or is it a punishment sometimes I feel more loved by my depression than by people in real life
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I've come close to ending it a couple of times

    today. I need some advice on how not to let it control me.
    petaltears petaltears 18-21, F 14 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I hate when people get mad just

    because you don't buy into their positiveness because they think they can help. I don't need your stupid help i don't want your pity i am doing fine. It's like they think your some kind of challenge that they can overcome. Get lost. I love people a lot and i don't have a problem...
    toughlov3 toughlov3 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I might kill myself, ive started cutting myself

    again, starving myself, i can barley do anything properly any more.
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    I literally crave sadness.

    I don't know why. And I hate this about myself. But reading some posts about depression I just want to have that feeling, I want to be engulfed by the feeling. Let it override my thoughts. I have depression, but I never feel sad, I just feel bad. When I am actually happy, I...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    why is everything so damn complicated?

    love, family, friends, school, jobs, college, money, sports, social activities, everything and anything. life and everything in it is so damn complicated!
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    im suffering borderline personality disorder.

    Im sad all the time and nobody notices,,
    EmmaOkay EmmaOkay 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I'm so sick of this. I'm tired of things

    that I used to love to do. I'm starting to get sick of a lot of people and I'm pushing everyone away. it's so hard to find decent people now! it's so easy to find people who love the attention, who love showing off, fake people... and I hate my school. the education is good but...
    YINYANGINSANE YINYANGINSANE 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Things have been really bad

    for me recently. Even more so today. Sometimes, I feel like if I think about it hard enough, I can somehow will my death into existence. The weather is so very beautiful out today. It would be a lovely day to go.
    Nero82 Nero82 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am having an awful day today.

    I literally have no friends. I was bullied out of my high school so am homeschooled now. I just want someone to talk to who's not my puppy.
    petaltears petaltears 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Why is it that when people think of depression

    they think that it's when people don't have the ability to handle their own pain.....I can handle my pain just fine..... It's the hate that surrounds me...people fight, cheat, rape, it's just so awful why would I be happy living in such a horrible world...?
    Nothingicandoaboutit Nothingicandoaboutit 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    All I want to do cut

    and cry myself to sleep :( Why am I even here? Why do I even bother fighting anymore?
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    three separate fights with three different

    people that all ended in tears, YAAAAY!!! im so ******* glad i havent been taking my meds either!!! this is AWESOME!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    If you're ever feeling down,

    just remember that somebody loves you. If nobody loves you, talk to me and I'll love you.
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I don't feel good tonight well not just tonight

    it's been for several days, I just want to be normal and don't get very obsess about every think I do, I want and I need to control my life, :(
    andreadorian andreadorian 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I feel bad about feeling bad.

    Which is the original reason I am feeling bad. WHICH MAKES NOT SENSE
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    People don't understand depression enough these

    days they think that we can easily change our moods it's not like that at all it's a constant battle we try our hardest to stay positive. If it was that easy we would do it straight away.
    Shervonxx Shervonxx 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Masochistic expressions of pain Never ending

    pouring rain Need to feel fire on skin It cures the torment within The beast crawling inside Rips heart open wide Accepting love as acid to thirst The last as painful as first Need for comfort deep surrounding Through the body heart is pounding Fire touches flesh and heals The...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    flower79 flower79 31-35, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I am married to a wonderful husband

    who I love. I'm one month away from having a baby. Some people envy my life, but if Death was to tell me I will die soon I wouldn't be upset. There's no reason for me to feel this way. Its just that if every day in the future I feel the way I feel these past several months, it...
    colorfulmusic colorfulmusic 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    People in our society today hear you have

    issues with depression and they want to puts a label on you of being crazy. That's not true. Depression is depression s
    itsjustme333 itsjustme333 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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